Astrantias are superb perennials for growing under trees, on a stream bank or in a moist border. They prefer moist soils but will tolerate drier conditions as long as the plants are mulched. Astrantia 'Buckland' bears fresh green leaves followed by large, green and pink pincushion flowers on wiry stems. It forms a decent clump, spreading by underground runners and, after flowering, can be cut right back to produce a second flush of foliage and flowers.
Like other astrantias, Astrantia 'Buckland' thrives in rich soil in partial shade, even in moist ground. It's the perfect choice for cottage gardens but also works well in more contemporary planting schemes.
After flowering, astrantias can be rejuvenated by cutting them back close to the ground – fresh new foliage and a late crop of flowers are produced soon after. Astrantias don't spread far but they do self seed.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Clay/heavy, Moist, Boggy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: March to March
Time to plant: May to June
Flowering period: June to August
never seen an astrantia like this :)
Wrong picture that is a foxglove
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